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May Kelly's Cottage Restaurant and Pub

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Route 16, Route 16, 03860, North Conway, New Hampshire, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860
+1 603-356-7005
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is a small restaurant & they have a 3 course special for two during the week which is excellent & priced right. Nice casual atmosphere. It has an Irish theme.

Thank B3639XEpeterc
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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186 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

May Kelly's is consistently one of the top 5 places I would recommend visitors eat in the Mount Washington Valley. Tons of character inside, some really good Irish style food, well prepared, huge portions - you really get fed and satiated at this place. In fact, that is one of my only complaints, food is very heavy and lots of... More 

Thank rscimagery
Dover, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

The food is wonderful, I can recommend Paddys Steak and Mash. Friday's they have traditional Irish music. The decor will leave you amazed, from the moment you enter until the moment you leave. And May's welcome is legendary. You'll have a fine old time when you visit here, just great!

Thank Ken S
North Conway, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

The Ploughman's Dinner was tremendous. This is a wonderful Irish bar and restaurant. The staff are very attentive and make for an enjoyable night

Thank Jon H
Westbrook, Maine
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

My son and I ate here twice while he did the Mt. Washington ascent. This a jewel of an Irish Pub with wonderful warmth and ambiance, The minute you walk through the door you are transformed to Ireland. From the welcome of the hostess to the servers and bartenders, you feel so at home. There are hearty portions of "home... More 

Thank Mainemeow
East Lyme, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

While I ate only two dinners at May Kelly's....excellent salads and yummy bread both times, and a luscious chocolate cake for dessert....the atmosphere was inviting and the service excellent!

Thank Sue K
Rhode Island
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

My wife and I love everything about May Kelly's. Wonderful authentic Irish Pub atmosphere, and the food is great. Hearty portions will fill you up. Excellent beef stew, shepards pie and chicken pot pie. Try the appetizer with all three of those and you won't be able to finish it. Best corned beef and cabbage anywhere. The service is excellent... More 

1 Thank BrianRI
Rye, New Hampshire
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839 reviews
540 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

A friend and I stopped here for lunch during a day trip to North Conway. Having just gone to Ireland, I was nostalgic for an Irish pub, and this place didn't disappoint. We were surprised at how many rooms the place has, and also all the 'stuff' in these rooms -- furniture, knick-knacks, photos, art, sculptures, etc. etc. We sat... More 

Thank NHjo
North Conway, New Hampshire
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

We return again and again to this charming, cozy Irish pub and their menu filled with favorites like fish & chips, shepherds pie, chicken pot pie, meat loaf. Don't think this is just a comfort food station, my favorite dish is a baby spinach salad with steak slices and gorgonzola cheese. It's a house special, it's an entree, it's incredible.... More 

1 Thank CaliforniaGirl500
New Hampshire
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Been coming here for years - and it is always fantastic. The staff, atmosphere and food are always great. Good, basic, well-priced pub-style food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 16, Route 16, 03860, North Conway, New Hampshire, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Conway  >  North Conway
  • Phone Number: +1 603-356-7005

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?